Last night I raked up a bunch of cut grass and put it on the floor of the chicken run and the chickens really seemed to love it. There are lots of nice bugs for them to scratch around and peck at. This morning when I went out they were happy as could be and the run looks a hundred percent better. I like using grass instead of straw because not only is it cheaper the chickens just act more content.
By the way, I've been reading a book written by Wanda E. Brunstetter called The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. It's about an Amish widow, Emma Yoder, who is teaching people how to quilt. It's an easy read but most enjoyable. It's not suspense filled like many of the books I tend to read. It's very calming and since I've been running around like crazy it's exactly what I need to be reading. You may enjoy it too!!!